Queen Elizabeth II dies peacefully at Balmoral, Buckingham Palace announces

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled the United Kingdom for 70 years, passed away at Balmoral at the age of 96. Buckingham Palace made the announcement on Thursday, September 8 2022.

Her family met at her Scottish estate early on Thursday after concerns about her health increased.

A statement issued by the King (her majesty) at the time of the Queen’s death, noted, “The demise of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the extreme sadness for me as well as all members of my family.” Everyone profoundly mourns the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother.”

He further mentioned that he knows her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and countless people worldwide.

“During this period of mourning as well as change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”

The Queen saw a significant social change after ascending to the throne in 1952.

Charles, her eldest son and the former Prince of Wales, succeeded to her throne as the new King and ruler of the 14 Commonwealth states after her death, causing the country to mourn in unison.

The following statement was issued by Buckingham Palace: “The Queen died away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

The King and the Queen Consort will spend this evening and tomorrow in Balmoral before departing for London.

Following the Queen’s placement under medical supervision, all her children made their way to Balmoral, which is close to Aberdeen.

Her grandson Prince William is also there, and Prince Harry is on his way.

The reign of Queen Elizabeth II as head of state covered the post-World War II period of austerity, the change from an empire to a Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War, and the UK’s membership in – and exit from – the European Union.

Fifteen prime ministers served during her reign, including Liz Truss, who was chosen by the Queen earlier this week and was born 101 years after Winston Churchill in 1975.

Throughout her rule, she met with her prime minister every week.

Crowds waiting for information on the Queen’s condition at Buckingham Palace in London started wailing as they learned of her passing. At 18:30 BST, the Union flag above the palace was lowered to half-staff.

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